Fuggle – Hop Plant


Fuggle hop plants were developed by the Reverend Richard Fuggles in 1856 and is one of the oldest available varieties.

For detailed information about this specific plant, please see the description below.

33 in stock (can be backordered)


Fuggle Hop Plant/Rhizome

Fuggle was developed by the Reverend Richard Fuggles in 1856 and is one of the oldest available varieties. Sometimes referred to as banana hops, Fuggle produces large flowers and tends to crop more heavily towards the head of the plant.

Traditional brewers highly prize Fuggles which produces a light flavoured beer. The aroma is earthier and less sweet than Kent Goldings. Fuggle is revered as the classic aroma hop for British Bitters and Pale Ales, often used in combination with Goldings. Fuggles are also suitable for Porters and Stouts.

The alpha acid content ranges from 3%-5.5%. Wilt susceptible. Fuggles will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Willamette, Styrian Golding


Also Known As Fuggles, Fuggle UK
Characteristics It has a wonderful, delicate, minty, grassy and slightly floral aroma.
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 2.4%-6.1%
Beta Acid Composition 2.1%-2.8%
Co-Humulone Composition 25%-29%
Country UK
Cone Size Average
Cone Density Normal
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 1008-1233 kg/hectare (900-1100 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Moderately susceptible to verticillium wilt, carries the apple and cherry strain of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot virus and the Hop Mosaic virus
Ease of Harvest Fair
Total Oil Composition 0.44-0.83 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 43.4%
Humulene Oil Composition 26.6%
Caryophyllene Oil 9.1%
Farnesene Oil 4.3%
Style Guide English Ale, Porter, Mild Ale, Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Lambic, Amber Ale, Cask Ale, Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Strong Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Christmas Ale

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Hop Cone size


Hop Maturity

Late August

Hop Purpose


Caring for Hop Plants

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information in our Guide to Growing Hops article.

Here are some key points:

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December and is available to buy through to the following spring, as stocks last.

Our dormant hop plants are wrapped with damp moss and are happy in transit for several weeks; any delay will not affect the viability or health of your plants and they can still be planted mid-winter in January.

We use Royal Mail to delivery our hop plants.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Returns Policy & Terms

Hop plants are perishable products and as such, are non-refundable and non returnable. Please check our Returns Policy before you order and take a look through our full Terms & Conditions.

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